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Drake Recorded A Song With Beyoncé For Views From The 6

In a really great new Drake profile on Four Pins that chronicles the lead-up and aftermath of Drake's Coachella performance, the rapper drops some new info on Views From The 6, which seems like it's progressing pretty slowly. Apparently, he only has two tracks done that he really likes -- one is a Beyoncé colla… More »

By: James Rettig / April 16, 2015 - 9:09 pm

Drake’s OVO Fest Denied Government Grant Money This Year

Last year, the provincial government of Ontario granted Drake $300,000 to help fund OVO Fest through their "Celebrate Ontario" program. Some people thought this was a good call, but others were pretty pissed off, because that is hella money being handed over to a dude who is always rapping about all of his money. Take… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 15, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Stream OG Ron C’s Chopped And Screwed Drake Mixtape If You’re Choppin’ This It’s Too Late

Drake loves Houston, and to hear Drake tell it, Houston loves Drake. Some evidence to support that second premise: Houston screw legend OG Ron C has issued his latest chopped and screwed Drake full-length. Because he chopped If You're Reading This It's Too Late, it's called If You're Choppin' This It's Too Late. Effective! He… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 14, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Drake – “My Side”

Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late is getting a physical release next week, and it's being called a special collector's edition that will contain two new tracks. One of them is "How Bout Now," which we already heard last year, but the other is a brand new one called "My Side," and it'… More »

By: James Rettig / April 13, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Justin Bieber Reportedly Thrown Out Of Coachella After Scuffle With Security

Justin Bieber spent most of his Coachella flirting with Kendall Jenner, but when he tried to close out his weekend in the desert by going to see Drake like any other normal person would, he hit a little snag. TMZ reports that Coachella security denied Bieber and his team entry into the private artists' area,… More »

By: James Rettig / April 13, 2015 - 9:27 pm

Drake Announces Tour With Future, If You’re Reading This Collector’s Edition

What initially looked like just some Future dates quickly became a lot more interesting when Drake announced that the pair would be touring together for the Jungle tour. More »

By: Caitlin White / April 13, 2015 - 4:16 pm

The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday

There were headliners on all three days of Coachella, as there are every year. But this year, there was really only one headliner, and that one headliner was Drake. People talked about that Drake show all weekend. People rapped Drake lyrics at each other every time there was a conversational lull, or asked strangers who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 13, 2015 - 10:37 am

Watch Drake Recoil From Madonna’s Long Kiss At Coachella

During Drake's headlining Coachella set last night, he brought out Madonna right after, appropriately, debuting his If You're Reading This It's Too Late track "Madonna" live for the first time. She launched into a nearly set-killing medley of "Human Nature," "Hung Up," and her new single "Bitch I'm Madonna" before ending her appearance with a… More »

By: James Rettig / April 13, 2015 - 8:08 am

Lykke Li – “Hold On We’re Going Home” (Drake Cover) Video

Last year, Lykke Li began to cover Drake's classic "Hold On We're Going Home" at some of her concerts, but she's just gotten around to releasing a studio version of the cover, accompanied by some shadowy visuals. The Swedish pop singer takes away all the twinkle from the original and leaves an inky blackness i… More »

By: James Rettig / April 9, 2015 - 8:46 am

Run Through The 6 With Your Woes In New Drake-Themed Video Game

The only thing better than listening to Drake rap is gleefully diving into the world of Drake ephemera -- there's a lot. The only rapper besides Drake to inhabit a world so stubbornly his own is Kanye, and he's on some dad shit these days, so Drake is more relatable/cooler to the majority of hi… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 8, 2015 - 4:14 pm

The Week In Rap: The Great Drake/Kendrick Lamar Rivalry

This year, the best story in rap -- and the best story in music, and maybe the best story in popular culture in general -- is the three-way dance that Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West have been dancing. They've all been throwing huge shadows over rap for years, and they're all entangled with one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 11:08 am

Drake Says He Has Nothing To Do With The Drake: Homecoming Movie

The night after Drake's surprise mixtape/album If You're Reading This It's Too Late dropped, reports of a concert film chronicling the early years of his career surfaced. A trailer for the film, which has been promoted under the titles Drake's Homecoming: The Lost Footage and Drake: Homecoming, was released and scheduled screenings in select AMC… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 16, 2015 - 11:21 am

River Tiber – “No Talk”

We're still sifting through the rubble from the crash landing of Drake's surprise mixtape/album If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and unearthing new gems embedded in the tape is part of the fun. The latest to emerge is "No Talk" by River Tiber, the Toronto-based musician who Drake samples on "No Tellin'." Since that'… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 9, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Hear The Unreleased Second Verse Of Drake’s “Madonna”

Ronald Coleman, aka OG Ron C, carries on the Houston chopped and screwed tradition that DJ Screw created in the early '90s. Coleman is taking on Drake's new surprise mixtape/album If You're Reading This It's Late, and to preview his slowed-down version -- aptly dubbed If You're Choppin This It's Too Late -- he's shared… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 9, 2015 - 9:59 am

Madonna Will Appear On Kanye West’s So Help Me God And Is Working With Drake

We already knew Kanye West was involved with Madonna's new album Rebel Heart, but now it turns out she'll be on Kanye's So Help Me God too. Madonna shared that tidbit with Complex along with news that has plans to collaborate with Drake: "We're gonna work together. Yeah, baby, it's in the pipeline." Madonna previously… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 6, 2015 - 3:52 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come out. So with that in mind, let me start off this week's column by introducing you to one. Kelefa Sanneh's great New Yorker article about New York hardcore led me… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am

Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West) Video

Last week, Big Sean released his shockingly OK new album Dark Sky Paradise. Its greatest moment is probably "Blessings," the churning event-rap banger that features Sean holding his own alongside Drake and Kanye West. Kanye isn't on the album version, for some reason, but he's in the brand-new video, which Darren Craig directed. The atmospheric… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015 - 3:22 pm

Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake

Die Antwoord seemed to be on the verge of climbing to a new tier of celebrity this year with Ninja and Yolandi Visser playing prominent roles in the dystopian sci-fi twee oddity Chappie. Now they'll definitely be more famous, but not for the right reasons; notorious might be a better word for it. Drake and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm

The Week In Pop: The Grand Rehabilitation Of Lady Gaga

Less than a year ago I published a post with the headline Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M Pig At SXSW, Brought To You By Doritos. The garish excess of Gaga's performance-art spectacle was typical of the obscene brand-mania that has infected SXSW to its core, but more… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015 - 4:19 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All the songs chosen for 5 Best Songs this week are, intentionally or not, crushingly self-reflective and introspective. They concern relationships and how we actually relate to others emotionally, not just romantically, as well as how we treat ourselves. But that's a lot to think about on a Friday afternoon. Let's say that they're all… More »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm
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